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Fatah adheres to violent means and armed struggle

Nan Jacques Zilberdik  |
Fatah adheres to violent means
and armed struggle,
glorifies weapons in Facebook post

by Nan Jacques Zilberdik

A few days ago, Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah movement posted the above picture to their official Facebook page. It demonstrates that the movement still favors violence as the way to obtain statehood.

A stone, a knife, a Molotov cocktail, a gun, a hand grenade, an assault rifle and an RPG illustrate Fatah's progress in terms of more and more sophisticated weapons. These are the means with which it works toward its goal - to "finish with a state," as the poster states:
"We started with stones .... and we will finish with a state
The Palestinian National Liberation Movement [Fatah]"
[Facebook, "Fatah - The Main Page", Jan. 18, 2015]

For years, the Palestinian Authority and Fatah have
promoted violence. Palestinian Media Watch has documented numerous statements emphasizing their adherence to "armed struggle" and veneration for the rifle. This week's stabbing attack in Tel Aviv was encouraged by such promotion of violence by the PA and Fatah who have both explicitly encouraged attacking Jews and Israelis with knives.

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